Islam Now Major European Religion Because of Mass Migration

A new study from a migration think-tank shows that Islam has become a major religion in Germany because of mass migration. The new annual report of the Expert Council of German Foundations on Integration and Migration (SVR), called, “Many gods, a State: Religious pluralism and participation in immigration country” has announced that Islam is now a major part of German society. Chairman of the SVR  has said that, “Germany has become demographically a multi-religious country,” due primarily to the mass migration of Muslims from North Africa and the Middle East, Die Welt reports. According to figures from the paper around 73 percent of the new migrants who have come to Germany since the beginning of the migrant crisis have been Muslims and only 13 percent were Christians. The decline in practising Christians has also had a large impact in the rise of Islam in Germany. In 1970 almost 95 percent of West Germans said they were either Roman Catholic or Protestant. As of now the figure is somewhere around 65 percent. Immigration from the Balkans and Russia has also diversified the number of Christian denominations in Germany with far more Orthodox Christians and others living in Germany as opposed to the 1970’s.